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Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Global business is increasingly familiar with the prospect of short-notice public investigatory attention, whether from regulators, law enforcement, political forces or as a consequence of sanctions, and this can – in in some cases – devastate individual and corporate reputation.

Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Despite the fact that the threat of an investigation alone can be enough to paralyse a business, early warning signs are often missed and businesses can mistake an investigation risk for a reputation risk. Those who handle serious issues well are able to triage the issue at an early stage and identify its potential impact, […]

Bill 64 marks a new direction in Quebec privacy law — Key takeaways for businesses

On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.

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Gauke heads back to Macfarlanes for new role

Following his 14-year stint in Parliament, David Gauke has today re-joined Macfarlanes as its head of public policy. The former Conservative cabinet minister was previously a solicitor at the firm from 1999 to 2005 before being elected as the member of Parliament for South West Hertfordshire. Gauke’s role will be in a non-practising role and […]

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DAC Beachcroft cuts pay for partners on reduced working week

Fee-earners in quieter practice areas at DAC Beachcroft are taking temporary pay cuts in line with reduced working hours, while the majority of the firm’s most recent profit distributions have been withheld. This means that partners have at least received some of their distributions, unlike other firms, although the rest of the payments have been […]

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